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Pink, Gold, Confetti, Sparkles. Bring on the Girly Wedding Dream.

If you need a little reminding just how fun a pink, gold, confetti, and sparkles can be, let me introduce you to Megan and Louis. This Austin couple fully embraced all of the above for a whimsical garden party wedding with the help of Westcott WeddingsBristol Lane Florals, and Jessica R. Crowell just to name a few. The incredible Sophie Epton photographed, and in our opinion, this is a gallery best viewed with champagne in hand. Cheers, Megan and Louis!

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Spring
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Al Fresco

From The Bride…I didn’t know when Louis proposed it was going to open up a world to me, a world where we were not only planning a wedding but also meeting life long friends and securing my roots in Austin, Texas. I’m fairly new to this city and didn’t have a circle yet, and little did I know the journey of planning my wedding would lead me to all of these places! I fell into the wedding planning not really knowing what I was doing but fortunate enough to have crossed paths with the most incredibly talented people who quickly became my dream team.

My first meeting was with Sophie Epton Photography, and from the moment we met I knew she was going to be our photographer. I had done a little research on Sophie and was blown away with her work, and when we started chatting I was as impressed with her down to earth, inviting personality! It felt like we had already been lifelong friends, we had similar visions of what weddings are and what they should look like. I remember her asking me if I was looking into a wedding planner, which I had been. She suggested Ellen from Westcott Weddings, which ironically enough I had a meeting scheduled with the next day! Meeting with Ellen had a similar feeling…she was warm, gracious, and sweet. It felt like I was having a conversation with my best friend about my vision for our wedding. We bonded over our love of sprinkles, glitter and confetti, which to me are the three things that make this world go round! I knew Ellen was going to take my inspiration of a whimsical garden party and make it a reality.

From there, Ellen put me into contact with the rest of the ladies who would become my dream team! Meredith from Bristol Lane did our florals, and her visions and creations are incredible; Meredith’s love for cultivating relationships is what makes her so special, and I knew what she created for me would be extraordinary and perfect for our day. Jessica from J.Ro Cro Arts & Lettering designed the most whimsical invitations and signage. I had spoken with Jessica over the phone for our initial consultation, and a few days later while I was out running errands, I was checking out and handed over my credit card. The cute girl behind the counter looked at the card, looked back up and me and said “Megan? I’m Jessica, I’m doing your invitations. We spoke on the phone!” Basically, what’s behind all of this is each of these women were meant to come into my life, it was meant to be that these were the people I would go on the journey with and I couldn’t have asked for anything or anyone better. When looking for your perfect team of vendors to make your vision a reality, make sure to choose people who you trust. I conveyed my vision to all of them of what I was wanting and then said “do your thing!” That was the best decision I made, and the result was a day that was completely us and completely perfect!

We had a fairly small and intimate wedding celebration…we wanted to be able to look at each guest and give them a specific reason why they were there. We wanted our friends and family to feel as special and as loved as we did! Our wedding was a celebration of them, and we wanted to thank them for the love and support that has built a foundation that Louis and I are able to stand on and start our life together! Louis and I did a first look, which gave us the unique opportunity to see the vision come together! It’s pretty incredible to look over and see the set up of the tables, florals and just see how hard everyone was working to make it special for us.

It’s hard to choose just one favorite moment, because the day came together with so much love and joy that it was impossible not to smile! We were surrounded by people who love and support us, friends who have become family, family who are our friends and feel so honored to have them share in our special day. We are incredibly thankful for a wonderful wedding team who made our dream into a reality and who have become cherished friends.

From Westcott WeddingsFrom the moment I met Megan, I knew I was going to love working with her. She is so kind, genuine, and full of joy. And I think that’s the biggest takeaway I have from both the months we spent planning and her + Louis’s big day–so much joy! Throughout the planning process, I affectionately referred to Megan as my “pink, confetti, and sparkles bride,” and I think we were able to deliver on all three counts for her wedding. Working together, we used a color palette of “elevated pinks and golds” to create a happy, garden atmosphere, perfect for a spring wedding.

She and Louis were married in front of 65 of their closest friends and families, beneath strands of bright floral garlands. From there, guests gathered in the courtyard for drinks and appetizers. We served dinner from the P. Terry’s food truck–a perfect piece of Austin to share with their out-of-town guests! Once guests had grabbed their burgers, they dined together at family style tables outfitted with vintage china, sequin runners, and bright, beautiful blooms under strands of twinkling lights. After dinner we moved inside for dessert (all beautiful, delicious, and dusted with gold glitter!) and dancing.

I’m so thankful to the incredibly talented team who pulled together to make Megan and Louis’s day come together so beautifully! So many congratulations to the happy couple!

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Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Floral Design: Bristol Lane Florals | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Rings: Rosados Box | Catering: DNA Events | Catering: P. Terry's | Hair + Makeup: Makenzi Laine | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Mercury Hall | Bride's Sandals: Bella Belle Shoes | Chair Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events | Cocktail Hour Catering: Tiny Pies | Desserts: Green Lily Bakery | Earrings: Ilona Rubin | Event Planning + Styling: Westcott Weddings | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan | Invitations + Signage: Jessica R. Crowell Lettering + Calligraphy | Lighting Design: ILD Lighting | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rental | Ribbon: Silk and Willow

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This Twist on the First Look Will Bring You Happy Tears

How we feel about this pretty Houston wedding wedding can be summed up in this one photo. Before the ceremony, the beautiful Bride and her handsome Groom prayed together without seeing one another, and as ALLEEJ said, “it was one of the most moving, heart-felt, joy-filled moments I’ve ever had the pleasure to witness and capture.” See each and every heartwarming moment (including a video from Wedding Fanatics) in The Vault!

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Summer
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Classic

From ALLEE J….I am overjoyed to share Kaitlyn and Josh Pettitte’s Summer wedding with you! Kaitlyn + Josh are some of the most stunning people I know, from the outside & within. These two have hearts of gold, and their love for each other is so obvious and pure. There was so much about this wedding day that made this easily one of the most special and memorable wedding’s I’ve ever had the privilege to photograph.

The couple chose Ashton Gardens West, the newest AG venue in Houston. The charm of a traditional chapel was the landscape of their ceremony, and a beautiful ballroom was decorated and prepared for the couple to celebrate with family and friends. Kaitlyn wanted very simple elements that were classic, timeless, and elegant, mixed with beautiful, romantic florals from Bramble and Bee that added whimsy and youth. She accomplished this by keeping the ceremony very simple, only decorating with lush florals, candle lighting, and a blooming cross as the focal point. The reception was filled with ivory linen tables, lush florals in the center, and a personal “Thank you” card from the couple at every guests seat.

Kaitlyn kept it classic, having her bridesmaids wear beautiful pink chiffon dresses, and the groomsmen wore gray suits & ties. The groom sported his brand new watch that Kaitlyn gave to him as a wedding day gift, and wore a full suit to separate himself from the groomsmen.

Josh & Kaitlyn are very sentimental people, and wanted to stick to the traditions of a wedding day. The couple prayed together before the ceremony without seeing one another, and it was one of the most moving, heart-felt, joy-filled moments I’ve ever had the pleasure to witness and capture. The love that these two share is so deep, and is filled with redemption and gratitude. For them, this day was a picture of the Lord’s faithfulness to them, and the proof that he hear’s our prayers, know’s our hearts, and give’s us good and precious gifts.

For this couple, their family is of the upmost importance to them. Kaitlyn and Josh’s families have become great friends since the moment the couple were engaged to be married. Family played a big role throughout the day, and during the ceremony the Vinson & Pettitte family came together as one unit to pray for Kaitlyn and Josh’s union in marriage. Throughout the day there was a spirit of gratitude and joy that exuded from both families.

The most memorable moment from the wedding day was when the ceremony began. The Chapel was filled with beautiful natural light, the song “Holy Spirit” played as family and friends walked down the isle. The anticipation grew for the groom to lay his eyes on his bride for the first time that day. When the doors opened, and as Kaitlyn walked towards Josh overwhelming joy overtook Josh and it blessed all of our hearts to witness. His genuine reaction to Kaitlyn was so vulnerable and unashamed. It moved all in attendance, and Kaitlyn has shared that the way he looked at her in that moment was something she would cherish forever, and never forget.

The Pettitte + Vinson wedding day was one in a million. A fairytale of sorts, filled with the most beautiful details, lovely souls, and talented vendor’s who brought Kaitlyn’s dream wedding to life.

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Photography: ALLEEJ | Wedding & Portrait | Cinematography: Wedding Fanatics | Event Planning: Ashton Gardens | Floral Design: Bramble And Bee | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Carlson Craft | Ceremony Venue: Ashton Gardens | Reception Venue: Ashton Gardens | Bridesmaids' Dresses: The Ultimate Bride | Catering: Ashton Gardens | Hair + Makeup: Sunkissed And Made Up | DJ: JPL Entertainment | Bridal Boutique: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Bridal Boutique - Bridesmaids' Dresses: Weddings by Debbie | Invitation Paperie: Miss Social Butterfly, Lubbock | Linen Rentals: EB Inc | Thank You Cards: Miss Social Butterfly

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A Pink Garden Wedding Straight From the Storybooks

The vision behind this wedding? It’s something we can totally get behind. “We wanted an intimate, laid-back and elegant wedding in a romantic garden…most importantly, we wanted our guests to have fun, eat good food and dance the night away,” said the bride. They flawlessly pulled off all the above, and Mint Photography captured every bit you simply must see.

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Spring
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Garden

From Mint PhotographyMichelle and Allen hosted the perfect garden themed wedding on a beautiful spring day for their closest friends and family. Michelle was beyond a stunning bride in her Monique Lhuillier ceremony gown. They incorporated soft delicate colors and florals, fun games and traditions to engage their guests, and their sweet pup Cooper who was the picture perfect prop. River Oaks Garden Club was the perfect setting for their day, it is one of the most enjoyable and beautiful locations we’ve photographed at, and we absolutely loved it!

From The Bride… We wanted an intimate, laid-back and elegant wedding in a romantic garden. We chose decor and furniture that were simple, natural and a little rustic to add some soft touches to our wedding. Most importantly, we wanted our guests to have fun, eat good food and dance the night away.

We decided not to exchange wedding gifts and just wrote each other cards on the morning of. When I went shopping the week before our wedding, I couldn’t resist and picked up a few pairs of socks for Allen and his groomsmen. I decided to personalize it by sewing a heart onto Allen’s sock that said “Love you forever” in pink thread. The fabric I used was the extra fabric cut off from my reception dress.

I couldn’t decide on a hair piece and waited until the day before our wedding to experiment making a floral hair comb. I picked up two bouquets of ranunculus and figured if I can fashion a comb out of it then great! If not, no big deal, I would just go without. The morning of my wedding, my MOH and I managed to make three hair combs for each of us in different sizes while giggling and eating breakfast. It was an unplanned DIY project which turned out to be so fun and memorable. Somehow our floral combs matched the boutonnieres my florist made perfectly and turned out to be such an unexpected surprise!

 I woke up on our wedding day feeling overwhelmed with happiness and excitement. It feels surreal that after months of planning and anticipation, our day is finally here. I was at home with only my bridesmaids and our dog. I sat in bed and teared up at the thought that the moment I’ve been waiting for for so long is here and it’s real. Another favorite is walking down to see Allen during our first look. My heart was filled with enormous amount of love and bliss. I still remember the rush of emotions that took over when Allen turned around, my eyes were filled with happy tears.

Advice for future brides/grooms
My advice for other couples is to embrace the unexpected. Don’t lose sight of why you are planning this wedding. At the end of the day, you get to marry your best friend. Nothing should take away from that.

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Photography: Mint Photography | Cinematography: Elisheva Golani Photography | Coordination: Blue Sage Events | Floral Design: The Senterpiece | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Silver Stone Events | Hair + Makeup: Pink Palette | DJ: Xceptional DJs | Venue: River Oaks Garden Club | Photography - Assistance: Claire Casner | Rentals: Houston Party Tent and Event

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